There are many anxiety disorders, but the most common form is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), which is defined as excessive anxiety and worry, present more days than not. People with GAD find it difficult to control their worrying, and worries may be out of proportion to the actual situation, often resulting in difficulty concentrating on other things.
Some of the symptoms that may accompany GAD include the following:
- Feeling nervous or on edge
- Feeling panicked or having an impending sense of doom
- Rumination or preoccupation with worries
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleep disturbance (difficulty falling asleep or difficulty getting back to sleep in the middle of the night)
- Fatigue or low energy
- Physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness or feeling faint, tremulousness, sweating
- Stomach trouble (e.g. pain, diarrhea)
Anxiety disorders can be treated with psychotherapy or medication or a combination of therapy and medication.
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